Santa Monica Has "A Lot of Different Things" In Development Now

Santa Monica's Cory Barlog said the studio currently has multiple games in the works.

God of War Ragnarök was released just last week but it already can be considered a hit as the game has become the biggest launch in the franchise's history and, in addition, it leads The Game Awards 2022 nominations, appearing in 10 of them.

However, it seems that Santa Monica doesn't plan to stop here as it currently has multiple projects in the works. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the studio's creative director Cory Barlog shared that Santa Monica is now "spread out on a lot of different things."

Barlog didn't specify what these projects are but presumably, one of them will be the next God of War game. It won't be, however, the continuation of the Norse saga as previously, Barlog noted that Ragnarök will be the final part of it.

At that time, the creative director explained that the devs didn't want to delay the story's conclusion to a decade after it started. He said that the team spent about five years developing 2018's God of War and, as we know now, it's been four years between the first game based on Norse mythology and its continuation.

In addition, back in September 2021, when Barlog announced that he wouldn't direct God of War Ragnarök with Eric Williams taking the director's seat, he shared that he was working on an unannounced project which also might be one of the games Barlog mentioned in the latest interview.

Santa Monica also has an external development team that published third-party games, so these titles might also be included in the projects Barlog was talking about.

The studio is yet to announce what it's currently developing but at least, we know that it has at least one or two games up its sleeve.

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